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Creston News

                   August 3, 2017




the above photo was taken around 2007. The store changed owners in February of 2014 and then, again, on January 1st of 2016, with a few familiar faces behind the counter ! Excellent food and friendly service, plus a mini-market.  They have on hand some delicious cookies, and brownies (baked in house) ::::  check out the counter ! They also bake Pizza to order. I have had it and it is very tasty!

Creston Area  Calendar of Events

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SAVE THESE  DATES   ::::   SEPT  14TH  - 17TH  = The Rodeo is coming to town ! Become a sponsor ! Become a Queen Candidate !  Become a vendor  !  Become a volunteer !  Just come and be a spectator ! Come to the Barn Dance and learn how to dance western stuff to country and western music.  Wear Jeans ! Wear Boots !

Newsflash  ---   the Creston Pool opened on  Monday, June 19th -   the pool originally opened on  JULY  16th  of  1960  !  I have actually seen some very old and faded photos of both young and old people having fun on that day !  I have also seen some photos taken during the construction in March and April and May -  all donated labor and materials, I have been told. Those same photos are posted onto the Face Book page for the Pool Fund  ::  the name on Fb is  " CCA - Creston Pool Fund". The Caterer this year is "Brian's Catering" - Brian Stein, the same man who owned Stein's Deli in Atascadero 20 years ago ! The best bagels ever - he is from New York City and learned how to make bagels as a child. this will be fantastic !  If you would like to make a donation, there is a blue flier stapled to the Community Bulletin Board with details, along with the pool hours.  The Pool ooza  party will be held on Aug. 12th this year.  Details are below ! SAVE  THAT  DATE  !

Newsflash::   Did you know that the County Library system has what
they are calling "WIFI  to Go" available to check out for one week at time. This program provides you with a Wi Fi signal, utilizing a T-Mobile device to be able to access the Internet from anywhere there is a signal ! I just ordered one for myself utilizing the SLO County Library web site  ""  and searching the word "HOT Spot" !  I will let you know how the device works on Huer Huero Road, which is one of many areas around here that has nearly zero service ! The county owns 124 of these devices.

  NEWSFLASH :: DID YOU KNOW  THAT  OUR  BELOVED  CRESTON  MARKET IS  HOSTING A  FRIDAY  EVENING  BBQ ?  Here's the menu : Complete dinners come with a choice of Tri-Tip, Chicken, or Pork Ribs ( very high quality ribs), bread, beans, and salad. One meat  $14. A separate serving of meat is $6.  A very healthy Tri-Tip sandwich is just $9.00. It is huge and the bun is hot ! Loads of meat ! The hours are 4 - 9 PM. You can call ahead with your order and have it waiting for you at   239-1015.  Or, come and hang out with all of us at the shaded picnic tables. You will NOT be disappointed !

Did you know that there are free classes on the Third Saturday of each month through October for SOLAR COOKING CLASSES?  Held at the Davies Farm, hosted by Phyllis, located off of Buckley Road, at  5009 Jespersen Road. Follow the signs. Starts at 12:30 PM, runs til 2 PM, includes an interesting short film and food samples. Phyllis also has a great web site :::  and scroll down the left side to Solar Cooking. You can phone  458-1241 or  440-9346  for more details. I took this class in May and it was fantastic !

I  have added a current update  on the progress of the construction of our  long-awaited  Community  Center,  which is next to the Rodeo Grounds,  on Swayze Street, in the building that was erected in 1984 by the volunteer Fire Department, until they moved in 2012 to the  NEW Fire Station !
The Creston Advisory Body meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month inside the Church Sanctuary. Check out their web site for details  ( see my Contacts page ) and the Bulletin Board for the Agenda that is posted 3 days before their meeting. The agenda is also posted inside the local Library ! All sorts of reports are given, such as Police, Fire, District 5 - Debbie Arnold, etc. If you have any questions, check out their informative web site - the address is on my Links and Contacts page ( see button above ).

there are just so many local wineries participating, too numerous to list.  There are huge events planned for May
 as well.  Please support our local businesses.  All of the clubs are always asking for donations - so please bring your friends and neighbors to their local wine events to show them that we appreciate their support.

Friday  August 4th  12 - 5 PM  First Fridays on the Creston Wine Trail -- The Wine Trail invites you to spend First Fridays with them. Great way to kick off the weekend with special wine and food pairings and new releases on the First Friday of every month during regular tasting room hours  12  - 5 pm. Olivas de Oro,  4625 La Panza Road, Creston    phone #  227-4766  for details.  support your local olive oil growers and local wine makers !!

Saturday  August 5th  6  - 10 PM ::  The Third Annual Harvest Hoedown !  Tri-Tip barbecue plus pie baking contest and more ! The Loading Chute, 6350 Webster Road  ( aka Hwy 229 ) hosted by the IGGPRA - tickets are $25 - $40.  visit for details, or call  805-591-4204  ! There is a photo in the current NEW TIMES  magazine of the tasty looking pies in the contest !  Caught my eye !  Pie is one of my very favorites !

Saturday, Aug  12th, 4 PM,  The Creston Community Association is hosting their annual (39th?) pool fund party, dinner and dance. New format for the music this year. The Location will be BEHIND the Loading Chute, on the huge patio. Food is fantastic, and a great place to wear your fancy summer clothes ! About half the attendance will be kids, so there are games for them. The bar is inside the big old Barn. Tickets will be at the door, and they generally stop serving around 6:30 PM. Food is catered by Brian's Catering.  There is a silent auction, raffle items, and a LIVE DESSERT  auction. The folks go all out on the scrumptious desserts. Last year, Eve Bundy made an elderberry pie that was amazing. Adults are $25, families are $50 and all proceeds fund the local swimming pool, which is behind the Multi Purpose Room near to the softball field at the Elementary School off O'Donovan and Adams Street. Locals are free, and others are charged $1 per day. There is a blue flier stapled to the Bulletin Board next to the Post Office with more details.

Monday, Sept 4th  LABOR  DAY  !

   Monday, Sept  11th   Women's Club monthly meeting,  7 PM ::  details to be announced.

  THE CRESTON RODEO IS COMING TO TOWN - CHECK OUT THEIR WEB SITE FOR DETAILS ! The Dates are Sept.  14th  -- 17th ! This is the biggest fund raiser ever seen in Creston, with over 360 contestants, 25 or so sponsors, banners all over the arena, and a VIP area to schmooze the sponsors. Their web site is



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